Our school offers a comprehensive instructional program that develops students’ diverse abilities. In addition to the core program, we provide resource periods in mathematics, science, technology, library, art, physical education, a swimming program for Grades 4-8 and beginning-concert bands. Our teachers promote a safe and student-centered environment with high expectations.

 

School Rating ?

LEVEL 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

1,171

School Type

Magnet ?

Faculty


Isamar Vargas Colon
Principal

Charlie McSpadden
Assistant Principal

Rene Santiago
Assistant Principal

Hours


9:00 AM-4:00 PM
School Hours
8:45 AM
Earliest Drop Off
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
60, 94
CTA Train
Pink

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
2.8%
Hispanic
96.0%
White
0.3%
Other
0.9%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
95.4%
Limited English
37.1%
Mobility Rate ?
3.8%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

ADA accessible:

No/unknown accessibility

School Year 2014-2015
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2015 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
LEVEL 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
PARTIALLY ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2015 ?
93rd
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2015 ?
88th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy Schools Certification ?
Healthy Schools Image ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
60th
5th
70th
6th
72nd
7th
99th
8th
96th
All
93rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
99th
5th
94th
6th
2nd
7th
98th
8th
92nd
All
88th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
75th
3rd
72nd
4th
46th
5th
61st
6th
58th
7th
84th
8th
72nd
All
70th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
49th
3rd
79th
4th
88th
5th
90th
6th
50th
7th
94th
8th
87th
All
85th
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details PARTIALLY ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? NEUTRAL
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? WEAK
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? NEUTRAL
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? NEUTRAL
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? NEUTRAL
2014 Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2014 2015 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 4.4 1.1 3.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 66.3% 10.3% 18.4%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 3.4 days 2.5 days 2.1 days
Other Important Metrics
2014 2015 District Average
Student attendance 96.3% 96.0% 95.1%
Teacher attendance 95.9% 95.2% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 99.9% 81.2%
Teachers 95.6% 80.7%

You can find more information about the measures used in this report on the CPS web site.

The State of Illinois Report Card for this school can be viewed at the State Report Card web site.

Program Application Requirements

Citywide Magnet School

Deadline:  December 11, 2015
Application Requirements
Not Applicable
Selections
Applicants are selected by computerized lottery and in accordance with the tier system, where applicable. Priority is given to applicants who have a sibling enrolled in the school. After siblings are accommodated, 40% of remaining seats are allocated for applicants for the entry-grade level who live within a 1.5 mile radius of the school.
How to Apply
Online: www.apply.cps.edu or
Paper: Standard Elementary Schools application
Download at www.cpsoae.org (click "Apply") or
Call (773) 553-2060
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Dance 
  • Painting 
  • Photography 
  • Talent Show 
  • Web Design 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Parent and Community
  • Crafts Workshop 
  • Crafts Workshops 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Nights 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Health and Wellness Workshops/Programs 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Literature 
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • City Year 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Science Lab 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls on Track 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Yoga/Pilates 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2015
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2015
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 2015
School Quality Rating Report 2014
Financial
Report Name Date Download
School Segment Report 2010
Building
Report Name Date Download
6 month asbestos surveillance Fall 2015
Asbestos Inspection report 2013
Facility Assessment Summary Report 2012-2013
Facility Assessment Detail Report 2012-2013
Education Facilities Master Plan 2013
Other
Report Name Date Download
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2015
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) Year 1 2012-2014